Workshop: Sustainable Production of Essential Oils

United States is a major producer of peppermint and spearmint essential oils. The US peppermint oil is considered to be a quality standard for peppermint oils at the international market. Recent research has shown feasibility for other species to be developed as essential oil crops for the US. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and industry representatives to share knowledge and outline future directions for research and development.
While peppermint and spearmint essential oil production in the United States has a long history and well established international market, other essential oil crops are produced at much smaller acreage. The United States is a major consumer (an importer) of essential oils from various species. Field and laboratory studies in the last 80 years and recent research demonstrated that domestic production of a number of essential oil species is feasible. Domestically grown essential oil crops can provide cash crop for American growers and could reduce dependency on foreign imports. This workshop will bring together industry and research representatives to share knowledge on sustainable production of a traditional and promising essential oil crops in the United States. The workshop will stimulate discussions on future directions for research and development on essential oil crops and essential oil production.
Monday, July 22, 2013: 4:00 PM
Desert Salon 13-14 (Desert Springs J.W Marriott Resort )
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